ERIC Number: ED376939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Enforcing Child Support: Are States Doing the Job?
This report examines state-by-state child support data to determine the impact of child support legislation over the last decade. In the text portion, the report compares data provided by the states in fiscal years 1983 and 1992. It finds that while states have made some improvements over the decade, performance in many critical areas has remained the same, improved only moderately, or even declined. The remainder of the report consists of two appendices, which provide background on the United States child support enforcement system and charts for each state and the District of Columbia that measure progress on eight key indicators of success for children. These indicators are: (1) caseload per worker; (2) administrative expenditure per case; (3) the number of absent parents located as a percentage of total caseload; (4) paternity performance; (5) percent of cases needing a support order in which a support order was established; (6) percent of total caseload in which any collection was made; (7) average annual collection for cases with any collection; and (8) amount of child support collected for each administrative dollar spent. (MDM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.